The Wee-Beasties are a punk rock band from Denton, TX. Formed in 2009, the band quickly gained a cult following based largely on their notorious and often controversial live performances. The band acquired regional and national press over their use of “sexploitation” during shows and even in their promotional material, most particularly with numerous photos of their panty-clad singer storming the public stage at the 2011 35 Conferette and several Internet videos of their production of MILFest 2011 (a risqué beauty pageant for “hot moms”).
Musically, the band has been described as fast-paced, horn driven punk rock with elements of mariachi and surf mixed in. Their lyrics are often tongue-in-cheek dives into depraved sex and violence that develop into chants and crowd sing-alongs. To date, all of the band’s material has been released by local independent labels, with much of it staying out of print. Online sales for their albums, however, remain strong.
In May of 2011, the band won a spot on the Vans Warped tour after a typically intense performance on the Earn It Yourself “Spring Into Action Tour”. The band is set to release a split seven-inch vinyl record in July of 2011, sharing half of the vinyl with Grammy Award winning act Brave Combo. Greg Ginn, of Black Flag, makes an appearance on lead guitar for the Wee-beasties song “Lauren in a Bathing Suit”, which is also to be featured on the new record.